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Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)

No.1 Wenjin Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100000, China
010-64040610
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Ranked #12 of 1,243 Attractions in Beijing
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Type: Parks, Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Kubla Khan in 1260 took up residence in this palace, which today is a 168-acre park filled with historic buildings, restaurants and a lake.
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Zhengzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Elegant, mystical, full of autumn fragrance and i felt a part of the background. There are trees, flowers, lakes boats and everything one could possible wish for an eventful visit

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful - do take a boat to pedal around the park! Moreover, the landmarks in the park close early, so do remember to hit the park earlier. Sites that are worth going in the proximity are nanluoguxiang and houhai (especially at night).

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

One of the best parks in the area to see nature and historical buildings. The park can be terribly crowded during weekends, but the crowds of Chinese people add to the enchantment of the place: it is a nice way to see how people enjoy their free time in such a different culture. Do expect to make a day out... More

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a well maintained lake and park within easy walking distance from the palace. It takes a leisurely 3 hours to walk around and see the sites, suggest seeing the 9 dragons monument.

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liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Be careful not to exit the forbidden city and think the park opposite is Beihai- it isn't that close to Forbidden city and best to get a bus or taxi instead of walking 20mins to the right. There are also two gates , one north and one south so be sure of which one you are going to and which... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Tip After the forbidden city go across the street from the backend/farend (north) exit and go into jingshan park and up to the lookout for an amazing view. As you exit the park and are facing forbidden city go right. After about 5 min you will find the entrance to the lake park. Admission is 20 and that gets you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I went a long time ago, but I can still remember the beauty of the place. I went there for my birthday and I sat in this wonderful golden throne at the front of a long table where they sat lots of dishes in front of us. I was really young then and that was my first ever time to... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It is a nice park, for sure, but based on his renown I was expecting more. However, if you want to do a pleasant walk along the shore of a lake, this park is the right place where to go in Beijing.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very nice park with lotus flowers (it's a shame we came there in the late afternoon, when they were closing), lots of small hills and big lake. There is a possibility of renting a small boat. Entrance fee - 10 CNY.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was a Monday and some of the major sites in Beijing were closed. We walked up to Beihai Park from the Forbidden City. There was a lot to do in the park and we spent a couple of hours walking the grounds. You can take a boat ride around the lake if you'd like as well. Additionally there are... More

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